Holiday Update

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I received the best gift ever – I’m moving to a new house. I’m moving on Friday, so this week I will not be posting a Weekly Fave! However, by the weekend, I will recap this year and get on my regular schedule. Have a great New…

Premiere Issue of Neck-It-On!

Here is my first collection of scarf patterns! As promised in my Weekly Fave! from September 2, “The Gate Pattern Wrap” instructions are in the Premiere Issue of Neck-It-On!, a free pdf download. I hope you enjoy this collection, and I would love to hear your thoughts. Happy Knitting! Valerie

Knit Trends For Fall 2016

I recently came across “The Edit”, a weekly e-magazine on the site Net-A-Porter, a shopping site for luxury designer fashion. The August 24 issue reveals Fall 2016 Knit Trends. It is certainly an inspirational must-see when thinking about your wardrobe and the knit projects you may want to make. Knitwear has become a staple of…

New Free Pattern: DIY Pillow Cover

Need a new pillow for Fall/2014. Try this simple DIY pillow cover, and if you like designing, try a different color arrangement; choose to embellish or not. The yarn is worsted weight, and you may even have some leftovers around the house. I used Ella Rae’s Classic Wool. I would love some pics of your…

The Knitters Toolbox

When you are beginning to learn a new craft, it’s always exciting to gather the essential materials and tools needed for your new venture. There are so many fabulous knitting needles and accessories available today, it’s hard to resist making a purchase. But sometimes we purchase things that are not really necessary or required until we…

New Articles!

Please check out two new articles on the Tips page: Special Tips To Keep Your Knitting Looking Professional and The Bind Off Seam. The bind off seam is an ideal technique for the toes of socks, particularly if you don’t like the kitchener stitch and there is no seam!  

A Yarn Bombing Surprise!

I was taking a much needed walk yesterday, and I came across some fabulous yarn bombing at the Royal Alberta Museum. The following are some images I hope you will enjoy as much as I did. Happy Knitting!  

All Things Wool Event At Rutherford House

Rutherford House is hosting All Things Wool, an event from September 28 to 29, 12-4pm each day. On Saturday and Sunday there will be live sheep on the front lawn, vendors selling wool items, demonstrations, and a knitting circle. For more information call 780.427.3995.

New Look For Urban Knitters

2013 is the beginning of a new look for Urban Knitters. I closed the Urban Knitters store at the end of September, 2012 and it was one the most difficult decisions I ever made. It is true, as one door closes, another one opens, and new opportunities arise. I admit I am one of those…